1 portrait of Oswald Mosley
© Mark Gerson / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Mark Gerson
chlorobromide print, 1967
9 1/2in. x 7 1/2in. (240 mm x 191 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Sir Oswald Mosley, 6th Bt (1896-1980), Founder of the British Union of Fascists and politician; MP for Harrow and Smethwick. Sitter in 21 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Mark Gerson (1921-), Photographer. Artist associated with 276 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
Events of 1967back to top
Current affairsHarold Wilson decides to devalue the pound by nearly 15% in order to ' break out from the straitjacket' of boom and bust economics. The decision was controversial and prompted Wilson to reassure the public that the 'pound in your pocket' would not be worth any less.
Art and scienceThe Beatles release Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, with a record sleeve designed by pop artist, Peter Blake. The band's musical experimentation and colourful new look was an example of psychedelic, and the LP is often regarded as one of the first concept albums.
InternationalChe Guevara is captured and executed in Bolivia. The guerrilla leader and revolutionary icon was hunted down by the CIA and captured and shot by Bolivian Special Forces. He had been leading Bolivian insurgents in an attempt to overthrow the government.
- Portrait of the Day: Oswald Mosley
14 December, 12:30
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